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Revelation, 4 November 1830 [D&C 34]

time of my coming for all nations shall tremble but before that great day shall come the sun shall be darkened & the moon be turned into blood & the stars shall refuse their shineing & some shall fall & great distructions await the wicked Wherefore lift up thy voice & spare not for the Lord God hath spoken therefore Prophecy & it shall be given by the power of the Holy Ghost & if ye are faithful behold I am with you until I come & Verily Verily I say unto you I come quickly even so your Lord & your redeemer amen [p. 46]
time of my coming for all nations shall tremble  but before that great day shall come the sun shall  be darkened & the moon be turned into blood & the  stars shall refuse their shineing & some shall fall  & great distructions await the wicked Wherefore lift up  thy voice & spare not for the Lord God hath spoken  therefore Prophecy & it shall be given by the power of the  Holy Ghost & if ye are faithful behold I am with you  until I come & Verily Verily I say unto you I come  quickly even so your Lord & your redeemer amen [p. 46]
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Nineteen-year-old Orson Pratt

19 Sept. 1811–3 Oct. 1881. Farmer, writer, teacher, merchant, surveyor, editor, publisher. Born at Hartford, Washington Co., New York. Son of Jared Pratt and Charity Dickinson. Moved to New Lebanon, Columbia Co., New York, 1814; to Canaan, Columbia Co., fall...

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met JS in November 1830. Six weeks earlier, Pratt had been baptized by his brother Parley

12 Apr. 1807–13 May 1857. Farmer, editor, publisher, teacher, school administrator, legislator, explorer, author. Born at Burlington, Otsego Co., New York. Son of Jared Pratt and Charity Dickinson. Traveled west with brother William to acquire land, 1823....

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and then called to preach. Anxious to learn his duty, he then visited JS. Directed by this revelation to preach boldly, Pratt departed by 2 December 1830 for Colesville

Area settled, beginning 1785. Formed from Windsor Township, Apr. 1821. Population in 1830 about 2,400. Villages within township included Harpursville, Nineveh, and Colesville. Susquehanna River ran through eastern portion of township. JS worked for Joseph...

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(now Nineveh), New York, to fulfill his first church mission.
John Whitmer

27 Aug. 1802–11 July 1878. Farmer, stock raiser, newspaper editor. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Member of German Reformed Church, Fayette, Seneca Co., New York. Baptized by Oliver Cowdery, June 1829, most likely in Seneca...

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copied this text into Revelation Book 1, where it is designated “37th Commandment AD 1830,” sometime between March and June 1831. The 1833 Book of Commandments dates this revelation to November 1830 at Fayette Township

Located in northern part of county between Seneca and Cayuga lakes. Area settled, by 1790. Officially organized as Washington Township, 14 Mar. 1800. Name changed to Fayette, 6 Apr. 1808. Population in 1830 about 3,200. Population in 1840 about 3,700. Significant...

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, New York. The 1835 Doctrine and Covenants gives the same date but no location.

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